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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple's Macs rack up more than 1/4 of back-to-school PC sales in 2014

09/24/2014, 09:09 am

The Mac's share of the lucrative back-to-school shopping season continued its upward trajectory this year, as data released on Wednesday indicates that some 26.8 percent of the personal computers sold in the U.S. between Independence Day and Labor Day bore Apple's logo.

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Apple paces field in PC consumer satisfaction for 11th consecutive year

09/23/2014, 10:09 am

Despite booking a modest 3 percent year-over-year decline, Apple has once again claimed the top spot in the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index rankings of personal computer manufacturers.

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Review: Apple's mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

09/07/2014, 01:09 pm

Like the updated mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple's latest 15-inch notebook brings slightly speedier Intel processors. But with memory, graphics and design all carried over from last year, the most substantial change is a $100 price cut.

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PSW14 Deals: $600 off DSLRs, $300 off Pentax Lenses, $260 off Mac Pros, plus hundreds off lighting systems, kits & more

09/03/2014, 12:09 pm

Photoshop World 2014 formally kicked off in Vegas on Wednesday, delivering 72-hour deals from Apple Authorized resellers participating in the conference. Among them are deep discounts on Canon & Nikon DSLR Cameras, Pentax lenses, lighting systems & photo shoot kits, Thunderbolt storage devices, camera bags, photo accessories, and up to $260 off Mac Pros, $700 off MacBook Pros, and $300 off MacBook Airs.

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Review: BlueLounge's Kickflip is a low-cost way to make typing on Apple's MacBook Pro even better

08/30/2014, 12:08 pm

For all of the time and effort Jony Ive & Co. have spent crafting their oft-imitated MacBook Pro designs, there is one problem that they've yet to overcome: laptop ergonomics are, by their nature, terrible. AppleInsider took a look at the latest accessory attempting to right this wrong, BlueLounge's new Kickflip stand.

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Review: Apple's mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

08/24/2014, 10:08 am

While it's not a particularly exciting update, Apple's mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display increases performance and offers more value, making it an enticing offer for those who may have been waiting to take the plunge on a thin-but-powerful high-resolution notebook.

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Deals: $400-$600 off 2013 MacBook Pros, $160- $260 off Mac Pros, $50 off iPads, and a $750 students 13-inch MacBook Air, iPhone 5

08/23/2014, 01:08 pm

With the back-to-school shopping season nearing an end, some last minute offers include a couple of "killer deals" where you can save between $400- $600 on 2013 MacBook Pros that are essentially equivalent to 2014 models, $160-$250 off Mac Pros, $50 off iPad Airs and some iPad minis, up to $399 off certified iPhone 5 refurbs, and Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Air for $750 (Students Only).

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Apple ignores calls to fix 2011 MacBook Pro failures as problem grows

08/12/2014, 08:08 pm

Owners of early-2011 MacBook Pro continue to report GPU-related system failures, but Apple has yet to acknowledge the problem as widespread and, according to informed sources, is not planning a replacement program to remedy the issue.

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AI Deals: $100-$200 off 17 mid-2014 MacBook Pros; Free AppleCare with any Mac; $20 cash bonus on iPad trade-ins

08/09/2014, 10:08 am

This weekend AppleInsider is highlighting a number of exclusive offers -- some new and some about to expire -- such as $100-$200 discounts on a dozen additional mid-2014 MacBook Pro models, free 3-year AppleCare Protection Plans with the purchase of any Mac, and a $20 cash trade-in bonus on any iPad valued at $75 or more.

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Report debunks claims of Chinese ban on Apple product purchases for government agencies [u]

08/07/2014, 05:08 am

Countering a rumor that claimed China recently banned state agencies from purchasing Apple products, a report on Thursday says the company was simply not included on a list of energy-efficient devices that some government bodies look to for appropriating new equipment.

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Apple's first price cuts on 2014 MacBook Pros hit, yield $100-$350 savings for Price Guide users

08/04/2014, 07:08 pm

Continuing a trend of delivering the most cost effective Macs in its history, Apple last week introduced its more aggressively-priced 2014 family of MacBook Pros and then sweetened the pot less than a week later by authorizing additional price cuts on the new models through its resellers, which are now translating to $100 - $350 net savings for users of the AI Price Guides.

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MacBook sticker sellers see sizable sales surge after Apple's 'Stickers' ad airs

08/01/2014, 11:08 am

Apple's latest television advertisement -- which shows a number of MacBook Airs that have been customized by their owners with fanciful stickers -- has reportedly been a boon for shops that sell the vinyl decals, with some receiving four times as many orders as they did before the ad's release.

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Apple reissues MacBook Air EFI update after resolving install, crashing bug

07/30/2014, 05:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday rereleased a recent MacBook Air EFI update targeting sleep-from-wake problems after a flawed initial rollout caused some machines to crash unexpectedly.

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How to save up to $400 on Apple's mid-2014 MacBook Pros with instant coupons

07/29/2014, 10:07 pm

Apple's much-anticipated 2014 family of MacBook Pros introduced Tuesday are on their way to the company's largest authorized resellers, and AI has teamed up with a pair of them to offer the lowest prices anywhere on not only the five standard retail configurations but over two dozen custom configurations, including those that come with 3-Years of AppleCare.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina display models unboxed, SSDs speed tested

07/29/2014, 06:07 pm

Hours after Apple released its refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, aftermarket parts reseller Other World Computing has SSD speed test results for both 13-inch and 15-inch models, as well as photos of a partial teardown.

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Apple's focus on value in 2014 has sent Mac sales surging

07/29/2014, 01:07 pm

Hardware updates to the Mac lineup thus far in 2014 have been generally unexciting, and yet Apple has still achieved record sales this year, as consumers are seeing plenty to like about the company's newest and more affordable computers.

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Apple's legacy MacBook Pro with CD/DVD SuperDrive lives on with $100 price cut

07/29/2014, 08:07 am

Though it lacks a Retina display and features a thicker, heavier design, spinning hard drive, and a CD/DVD SuperDrive, Apple's legacy MacBook Pro survived the company's latest round of updates on Tuesday, and was even given a $100 price cut to $1,099.

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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup with faster CPUs, more RAM standard

07/29/2014, 05:07 am

Apple on Tuesday refreshed its MacBook Pro with Retina display line of laptops, bringing faster Intel Haswell processors and, for the 15-inch models and entry 13-inch model, double the standard memory.

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Users report install, crashing issues with latest MacBook Air EFI update

07/22/2014, 08:07 pm

It appears Apple's most recent EFI update for mid-2011 Mac Book Air models contains a bug that in some cases fails to install, or more seriously creates system crashes.

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Apple issues MacBook Air EFI update to address wake from sleep problems on mid-2011 models

07/21/2014, 05:07 pm

Apple on Monday posted an EFI update for its thin-and-light MacBook Air, addressing two wake from sleep issues including a rare problem that causes the computer's fans to spin at full speed unnecessarily.

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